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Up Next -  Great Lakes Nationals!

You can watch the Sunday night replay HERE any time you like! This is a FREE service but it never hurts to send a couple three bucks to help support them. There is a link to donate on that page.

Sunday night was a beautiful evening and the racing was HOT! The Street Stock winner was Jasen Wiley in a good battle with Mike Chlebek Jr.David Hilliker survived an incident when Zach Olger had a flat tire and had to battle with Carl Ries to win the Outlaw Late model event. Johnny "Showtime" Miller had his way with the Flinn Stock field as he went home a winner. Zach Olger pocketed the Open Modified event over Chad Bauer while Chris Keller beat out Kyle Borgman in the Late Model feature. Nate Jones moved from the Pro Trucks to the Pro Stocks and proved his success in the Trucks was no fluke as he held off Jesse Player to win the Pro Stock feature. Andrew Fidler made it two for the weekend as he edged out Ryan Paradise in the Pro Truck feature. More on Monday afternoon.

Night one of the two night Labor Day weekend found Ryan Ruhl beating out Dustin Daggett to win the Engine Pro SOD Sprints presented by ARP feature while Rob Brillhart got out early and held a big lead throughout the rest of the Street Stock feature to go home with the win over Mike VanderMark. Jerry Hunt won the Port City Race Car IMCA Modified event with Taylor Runions winning big in the Races On The Web Flinn Stocks. The Port City Race Car Pro Stocks was a ten lap battle between Gary VanderMark and Rob Brillhart with the win finally going to VanderMark. The final event of the night was the  Engine Pro Pro Trucks and while the truck was the familiar red and white 14, it was Andrew Fidler bringing it home for the win. Racing continues on Sunday!

The next and final event of the 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway takes place on September 12th and 13th with the running of the Great Lakes Nationals presented by Engine Pro. This event features the IMCA Modified and decides the season points championship. Other divisions include the Late Models, Pro Stocks, Pro Trucks, Flinn Stock type cars, Street Stocks, the Michigan Traditional Sprints and the Ontario Topless Sprints. More information can be obtained by calling the track at 989.235.5200. You can download the pdf flyer below for complete info. The track offers lots of primitive style camping. Grandstand admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday or both days for $25. Kids 5-11 are $6 on Friday and $10 on Saturday or the two day pass for $12. Pit passes are $25 per day or both days for $40 in advance. We hope to see you there as we close out a stellar 2014 season!

The final event of the season is the Great Lakes Nationals.  This pdf file has registration info along with rules and such.

While I haven't kicked this around with Mr. Flinn, a man who has been almost like a father to me since my own died back in 1994, this may be the last year I do the CMS site. I started doing this site back in 1993 and not counting (and certainly not discounting!) help from my friend and partner in many enterprises, Lee Wonnacott, I have been the only webmaster of this site for the past 22 years. I love this track and the people who inhabit her. I've traveled far and wide, working with the ASA Late Model series that took us all over the USA and inevitably while I was watching a race in Nashville, Tennessee, I was always wishing I was back at CMS.

My personal life has taken a dramatic turn for the worse due to my own medical struggles but now we have lost all healthcare insurance and income as my wife was suddenly stricken with a disease they can't quite put a finger on but she weighed 196 pounds in May of this year and right now is down to 138 pounds. She is six foot tall and she is a stick figure of her former self. She had been an OB nurse for 41 years and that all came to a halt back on June 24th when she was told she could no longer work at the very thing that had defined her life. It grieves me deeply to watch her suffer and shrink away after 40 years of marriage. She has always been my reason for living and to keep on keeping on and I must tend to her needs now. As much as I love this track and its people, I love my wife ten times more.

Things may change... they frequently do... but right now, I am finding it difficult to pay attention to anything other than my wife. A partner, a friend, and a lover like her comes but once in a lifetime. Thank you for your indulgences all these years.

Verwayne

There is an updated version of the "General Rules" available in a pdf format HERE. I'll try to get it on a page of its own shortly. A printable page of the CMS schedule can be found here: http://crystalmotorspeedway.com/schedule14.pdf   

Pit gates open at 4 PM and the grandstand gates open at 5 PM. Racing begins about 7:30PM. Adult admission to the grandstands is $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200


In case you wanted to watch the replay of the race, GO HERE.  You can use our exclusive DVR function to jump to any point of the race by clicking on the line directly below the video.
 

 

Unfortunately, front gate admission prices will rise to $12 on 'regular nights' and $15 on 'special nights.' Kids will remain at $5. A season grandstand pass can be obtained for $220. Pit passes remain at $25. In probably the best deal of the year, a family pass for two adults and two kids is only $25! Drivers and their cars must be checked no later than 5:45PM. Due to the tight time schedule, you may only 'call in - check in' once a month.

Get the latest versions of the revised versions of the the Pro Truck rules, Street Stock rules, and the Pro Stock rules.

As announced at the banquet, there is a new rule for the Pro Trucks:

OPTIONAL TRANSMISSION RULE Bert type transmissions will be allowed. If a Bert type transmission is used, you must add an additional 50 lbs on each side in front of the engine plate. Weight may be adjusted for competitive quality. NO BALL SPLINE TRANSMISSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED.

If you can't make it to the track, you can use our exclusive DVR option to see all of the LIVE action or see the replay immediately after the race by visiting this page and then using the slider bar to jump around by visiting this LINK

Special thanks to our long time partners,Engine Pro and ARP for their continued support in bringing you live coverage of the race night events. If you haven't filled out your "Pay Dirt" application from Engine Pro, now is a good time to do so! CLICK HERE for info!


For those that intend to have minors entering the pits, here is the minor release form to have pre-filled out. PLEASE NOTE! "Legal" people say you need to do one of two things. Fill it out and have it notarized or fill it out but don't sign it until you are at the track so track officials can countersign it. Other forms will be posted here shortly.

 

June 21 Results

Ryan VanderVeen, Late Model  - Feature Winner, June 21, 2014
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Amanda Wing has improved all season long and she put her legendary yellow 55W car into the lead of the Kentucky Friend Chicken Late Model event.  After a caution bunched the field, Wing set sail again but a right front tire blew, sending the car hard into the turn one wall.

When the green fell again, Ryan VanderVeen held the held the front spot over Kyle Borgman, Scott Baker, Jay VanDyke, Josh Borton, and Zach Olger. While the battles raged behind him, VanderVeen lapped all but the top five cars in a dominating performance.

Baker took second, followed by Borgman, Olger, Van Dyke, Josh Borton, Blaine Hendrick, Brennan Bowen, Dean Huizenga, and Ryan Kent.

Olger advanced by winning the B Main with heat gold going to VanderVeen, Borton, and Wing.

June 14 Results

Brennen Bowen - Late Models, Feature Winner, June 14, 2014
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Scott Haney lead the Kentucky Friend Chicken Late Model feature with Dave Hartman tight behind. Hartman found his way under Haney and pulled out to a comfortable lead over Haney and Kevin Reeve. Brennen Bowen crept forward and took over second place and began to close on Hartman and finally pulled even and then into the front spot. Bowen continued to lead but Reeve was gaining when a spin in the back stretch bunched the field with only five to go.

When the green dropped, Bowen made a good start and took a small lead over Reeve and Scott Baker. Bowen lead the pack to win over Reeve, Baker, Hartman, Blaine Hendrick, Josh Borton, Matt Pickard, Scott Nieman, Zack Olger, and Kyle Borgman.

Dean Huizenga grabbed the B Main while Borton, Olger, and Reeve all scored heat wins

 

June 7 Results

Ryan VanderVeen, Late Model v
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Bry Sloan took the early lead in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature and pulled out to a small but comfortable lead. While Sloan was pulling away, Ryan VanderVeen began to work his way to second from deeper in the field while Jay Van Dyke, Scott Baker, and Scott Haney battle for position behind them. A caution bunched the field with Sloan in front but with VanderVeen glued to his bumper. Matt Pickard moved into third as VanderVeen looked to the inside and then took the lead. Scott Baker moved into second and tried to reel in the high flying VanderVeen, pulling within four lengths with five to go.

One last caution brought Baker right to the leaders bumper with four to go. Sloan, Josh Borton and Van Dyke finished up the top five. The leader slowly pulled away and VanderVeen went on to win over Baker, Pickard, Sloan, Borton, Ries, Zack Olger, Ryan Kent, Amanda Wing, and Scott Nieman.

Carl Ries scored the B Main win while Sloan, Haney, and Pickard all collected preliminary wins. 

 

May 25 Results

Zack Olger - Late Models Feature Winner, May 24, 2014
Zack Olge …
The Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event was taken Zach Olger followed closely by Scott Baker, Ryan VanderVeen, Jay Van Dyke, Carl Ries, Matt Pickard, Kyle Borgman, Joshua Knoll, Scott Philips, and Josh Borton.

Knoll and Ryan Kent grabbed the B Main wins while heats went to Van Dyke, Curt Messman, Olger, and Blaine Hendricks.

 

May 10 - Results

Carl Ries - Late Model Feature Winner, May 10, 2014
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Late Model write up is not available.

Click Continue Reading to see full finish line lists.

May 31 Results

Scott Baker, Late Model Feature Winner, May 31, 2014
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The Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsored Late Model feature got off to a fast pace with Denny Anderson leading over Dave Hartman, Amanda Wing, and Jay Van Dyke. Hartman pulled along side Anderson and they ran just inches apart lap after lap, one pulling a nose out front and then the other. Scott Baker worked his way forward and pulled into third, just off the tail of the leaders. With three to go, Baker slid under Anderson and rode that momentum to pass Hartman and went on to win the non stop green to checker race over Zach Olger, Hartman, Anderson, Wing, Van Dyke, Josh Borton, Kevin Reeve, Matt Pickard, and Tom Dusen.  

Kevin Reeve took the B Main with heats falling to Hartman,Olger, and Anderson. 

 

May 24 Results

Zack Olger - Late Models Feature Winner, May 24, 2014
Zack Olge …
The Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event was taken Zach Olger followed closely by Scott Baker, Ryan VanderVeen, Jay Van Dyke, Carl
Ries, Matt Pickard, Kyle Borgman, Joshua Knoll, Scott Philips, and
Josh Borton. Knoll and Ryan Kent grabbed the B Main wins while heats
went to Van Dyke, Curt Messman, Olger, and Blaine Hendricks.

 

LM - Points Leaders

1. Scott Baker - 510
2. M Pickard - 482
3. J Borton (R) - 478
4. Zack Olger - 413
5. D Huizenga - 411

Late Models Points Leaders

1. Scott Baker - 510
2. M Pickard - 482
3. J Borton (R) - 478
4. Zack Olger - 413
5. D Huizenga - 411

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Pro Stock Points Leaders

1. Josh Loomis - 584
2. J. Playter - 541
3. R. Brillhart - 535
4. Don Rohn - 530
5. B Hollenbeck - 525
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IMCA Mods Points Leaders

1. A.J. Ward - 633
2. M DeYoung - 605
3  C Wernette - 579
4. J DeYoung Jr - 568
5. Jimmy Hale Jr - 525

Street Stock Points Leaders

1   K Prochazka - 634
2. M VanderMark - 611
3. D McKeown Sr - 577
4. D Crandall - 510
5. Christina Haney - 508
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Pro Truck Points Leaders

1. Nate Jones - 643
2. Curtis Rice - 617
3. P Grosnickle (R) - 598
4. R Paradise - 580
5. J McKeown - 543
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Flinn Stock Points Leaders

  • 1. Nathan Sage - 555
    2. R Carlson - 548
    3. T Runions (R) - 520
    4. C. Everingham - 493
    5. Justin Stahl - 423 
     
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